The Boasting Weak is an eclectic mingling of folk, jazz, rock, and singer-songwriter drama with weighty lyrics and one-of-a-kind harmonies. The band consists of happy couple, Jared and Mary Beth Dragoun, and, on occasion, other sensational musicians who come along for the ride.
Mary Beth (Cox) Dragoun grew up in Tennessee, and sang regularly at church. In college she performed concerts in the South, and was a worship leader for youth camps. She is professionally trained in opera, but chooses to rebel vocally from that style and rock it out.
Jared Dragoun grew up in California, and also played music regularly at church. He has been involved in worship leading since high school. Jared took piano lessons for 10 years, ditched his classical training, and now plays in a style that has no explanation, using piano, guitar and sometimes other trinkety music-makers.
Jared and Mary Beth met as juniors in college (Middle Tennessee State University) and were married a couple of months before graduation. They moved to California in 2005, and now live in Simi Valley, CA.